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are approaching a number of other fiscal critical watersheds coming up. we have the funding of the government, the so-called sequester, number of spending cuts that were laid as part of the fiscal cliff of arrangement. and we have the infamous debt ceiling that will come into play. we will see a lot of activity in the next few months, debates about the purpose of the government, about the size of the deficit, and a lot of back- and-forth over these three issues. i want to say one word about the debt ceiling. not many people understand what the debt ceiling is about. raising the debt ceiling, which congress has to do periodically, gives the government the ability to pay its existing bills. it doesn't create new deficits. it does not create new spending. so not raising the debt ceiling is sort of like a family, which is trying to improve its credit rating, shane, i know how we can improve our credit rating. we will pay your credit card bills. that is not the best way to improve your credit rating. all of these issues are important, but it is very important that congress take necessary action to
the government running. we need a plan to slowly on the but surely walk our nation out of debt, deficit, and decline. this debatealf, -- is often argued in numbers and figures, but it is really about families like yours that bear the burden of a slow economy. constant uncertainty and ever changing government rules that cesare jobs overseas. de to day jobs pay less. -- day to day jobs pay less. we need to address the most pressing economic challenges. you deserve better. with the swearing in of a new congress and the inauguration of president obama, this is an opportunity for a new start. republicans will not provide a blank check for more spending and the rational borrowing and constant tax increases. we need to have a washington budget and not a family budget. budget and not a family budget.
's questions, david cameron discusses his government's position on britain's role in the european union and a helicopter crash in central london that killed two and injured 30. that is tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific time on c- span. next, chelsea clinton, president obama, and vice president joe biden taking part in national day of service events and live it 7:00 a.m., your calls and comments on "road to the white house." calle"washington journa" >> this weekend, the 57 presidential inauguration as president obama begins his second term, today, the official swearing-in ceremony at the white house lied before noon eastern. our coverage include your phone calls and a look back at his 2009 inaugural address at 10:30 eastern. then monday, the public ceremonies at the u.s. capitol and other inaugural festivities including the capitol luncheon and the afternoon parade, live all day coverage begins at 7:00 a.m. eastern on cspan, cspan radio, and c-span.org and join the conversation. >> saturday was a national day of service to honor the service and legacy of martin luther king jr. par
a government. a city, if it was a nation it was the 17th largest in the world, it is a metropolitan area. i would hope they realize what i understood ebb when i first got elected in 1994. things like -- values like statesmanship and compromise and getting things done were values that people, you know, cherish. that doesn't mean we always got along, we had our battles. but i think the mayors are focused on results. the advise -- advice we would give them is you have a 12% approval rate. there is not much farther down you can go. the time is now to come together and tell a story about a congress that went from the do-nothing congress to a congress that is getting things done in the most pornt issues of our time. i think if they do, both parties will benefit and certainly, the nation will benefit. i say that as mon who needs to compromise on all of these issues. both parties need to understand that people are watching and they expect more from folks here on the beltway. >> when you compromise and you don't walk away with everything you wanted do you still feel like you are successful? >> all t
and the importance of making sure our government protect and serve as those who protect and serve us. as an attorney and a dean of one of the top law schools in the midwest, i run an institution that promote access to justice and six to train the next generation of leaders and public servants. early support from emily's list helped me raise my voice and share my story. the staffer came to michigan looked me in the eye and said he knew i had what it took to win. thanks to her support i was able to earn more votes than any other democratic candidates in the state of michigan. electing pro-choice democratic women meet early support an early investment in young female candidates. it means nurturing us, our careers, and strengthening our ability to lead. it also means recognizing that our vote is our boys. women voters everywhere are informed and engage in ready to participate. andy's list perseveres stands for all of us. thank you. [applause] >> i am senator tammy baldwin. thank you. thank you. thank you to all the incredible people in this room who have done so much for me and so much to help elect pro
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